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John Mayer performs cover of Beyoncé's 'XO'

John Mayer performs cover of Beyoncé's 'XO'

ADELAIDE, Australia, April 17 (UPI) -- John Mayer performed an acoustic cover of Beyoncé's "XO" at his concert earlier this week.
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Katy Perry reportedly dating DJ Diplo

Katy Perry reportedly dating DJ Diplo

INDIO, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Katy Perry was spotted getting cozy with music producer DJ Diplo at Coachella over the weekend.
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Katy Perry takes up expensive new hobby after split from John Mayer

Katy Perry takes up expensive new hobby after split from John Mayer

April 1 (UPI) -- Katy Perry told reporters at the Museum of Contemporary Art's 35th Anniversary Gala that she has a new, expensive hobby since her split from John Mayer.
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John Mayer sues Charlie Sheen's friend over for selling him fake Rolex watches

John Mayer sues Charlie Sheen's friend over for selling him fake Rolex watches

March 19 (UPI) -- John Mayer is suing a friend of Charlie Sheen's after he reportedly sold him several fake Rolex watches for $5 million.
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Katy Perry on Miley Cyrus' kinky tweet: 'Im gonna give you the biggest spanking'

Katy Perry on Miley Cyrus' kinky tweet: 'Im gonna give you the biggest spanking'

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Katy Perry tweeted back at Miley Cyrus for dissing her relationship with John Mayer in response to Perry's comments about the kiss the two shared last month.
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Miley Cyrus fires back at Katy Perry about their kiss

Miley Cyrus fires back at Katy Perry about their kiss

OMAHA, March 6 (UPI) -- Miley responds to Katy's unflattering comments on their kiss with a dig on Twitter at Perry and her ex John Mayer.
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Katy Perry and John Mayer break up, report says

Katy Perry and John Mayer break up, report says

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. pop stars Katy Perry and John Mayer have broken up again, UsMagazine.com said Wednesday.
Katy Perry and John Mayer break up amid engagement rumors

Katy Perry and John Mayer break up amid engagement rumors

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Katy Perry and John Mayer have reportedly ended their relationship once again.
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Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The music industry paid tribute to an all-time great this weekend, celebrating the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, 50 years ago.
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Taylor Swift talks getting naked, writing about her exes

Taylor Swift talks getting naked, writing about her exes

NASHVILLE, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift is not planing on getting naked for the cameras any time soon.
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Howard Stern celebrates 60th birthday with bash [PHOTOS]

Howard Stern celebrates 60th birthday with bash [PHOTOS]

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Musicians, comedians and actors gather in New York to celebrate Howard Stern's 60th birthday.
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Katy Perry prayed for big breasts

Katy Perry prayed for big breasts

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- In the February issue of GQ magazine cover-girl Katy Perry opened up about her life without breasts, whether or not she's had plastic surgery and finding love with boyfriend John Mayer.
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Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and David Stewart are set to reunite as the Eurythmics for the first time in nearly a decade.
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Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Eurythmics Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are to reunite on "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry, John Mayer's home often silent

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Katy Perry said she and boyfriend John Mayer will often go an entire day without talking at the home they share to rest their voices.
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John Clayton Mayer ( /ˈmeɪ.ər/ may-ər; born October 16, 1977) is an American blues musician singer-songwriter, recording artist, and music producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He moved to Atlanta in 1997, where he refined his skills and gained a following, and he now lives in New York City. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body Is a Wonderland."

Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Eric Clapton, and by forming the John Mayer Trio. The blues influence can be heard on his album Continuum, released in September 2006. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change". He released his fourth studio album, Battle Studies, in November 2009. He has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. and 20 million albums worldwide.

John Clayton Mayer was born on October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Margaret, an English teacher, and Richard, a high school principal. He grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, the second of three children. His father is Jewish, and Mayer has said that he "relat to Judaism". He attended Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield although he was enrolled in the Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk for his junior year. (Then known as the Center for Japanese Studies Abroad, it is a magnet program for students wanting to learn Japanese.) During an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Mayer said that he had played the clarinet for a while in middle school, with minor success.

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